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The Art of Splatoon 2 now available in North America

Grab yours now!

Dive into 384-pages worth of illustrations and rough designs of your favorite colorful characters, weapons, gear, locations, maps, and brands. This book also features storyboards and other extras that are sure to make a splash with any fan of Splatoon 2.

* Get an amaze-ink behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game.

Grab your copy of the book here ($40)

Splatoon 2 Ikasu Debut Set announced for Japan

Some light reading with your Splatoon

Nintendo has announced a Splatoon 2 Ikasu Debut Set for release in Japan on Nov. 22nd, 2019, and it's priced at ¥6,578. The set includes a copy of the game, an Ikasu Data Book, and ticket for a 30 day Nintendo Switch Online subscription. The book is a revised version of the Ikasu Starter Guide, and includes 50 pages of gear, weapons, and stages. Fans will be able to purchase the Ikasu Data Book separately on the My Nintendo Store.

5th Splatoon 2 Koshien 'Day 1' winner decided

Congrats to the winner!

The 5th Splatoon 2 Koshien event has come to a close, and the winners for the Kyushu District Conference on Day 1 are none other than Ebi Chili Sauce. You can can check out their entire tournament performance in the video above. We'll be back with the winners of Day 2 tomorrow!

Japanese Splatoon Twitter account wishes everyone a "Splatty Halloween" with new artwork

Splatty Haloween indeed!

While celebrations through splatfests may be a thing of the past in Splatoon 2, the Squid Research Lab has provided us with new artwork in honor of Halloween tomorrow. Posted to the @SplatoonJP Twitter account, Nintendo wishes everyone a "Splatty Halloween!"

A full recap of Nintendo Live 2019's tournament winners

Congrats to everyone!

Nintendo Live 2019 has come and gone, and a number of people came out victorious in Nintendo's tournaments. Check out a recap of the winners below!

Splatoon 2

- Gekka Raimei (5th Splatoon Koshien Kinki Area DAY1)
- DetonatioNGaming (5th Splatoon Koshien Kinki Area DAY2)
- Masaki (Squid Man Contest Kinki Area Performance Category Gold Award)

Super Mario Maker 2

- Yu (Super Mario Maker 2 “Play As King” Final Battle)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

- Zackray (Smash Ball Cup Japan Championship)
- Yono Kids (2nd National Elementary School Smash Bros. Kyoto Tournament)
- NO GAME NO LIFE (2nd National Elementary School Smash Bros. National Finals)
- Lunamado (Smash Ball Cup Ultimate Fighter Tournament DAY1)
- Kome (Smash Ball Cup Ultimate Fighter Tournament DAY2)
- Nairo, Mr.R, and MkLeo (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Challenge Cup)

K.K. Slider makes a surprise appearance during the Splatoon 2 Nintendo Live 2019 concert

The performance of a lifetime

Nintendo Live 2019 featured a ton of great stuff to check out on day one, including another Splatoon 2 concert. Those who attended the show were in for a big surprise, as it kicked off with a special performance by none other than K.K. Slider! K.K. performed the main theme of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as some quick Splatoon riffs. Check out his performance at the start of the video above!

Splatoon 2 2020 calendar on the way

Squid up!

This has been the week of official Nintendo calendars! Ensky has revealed their Splatoon 2 2020 calendar, which is B3 sized, and has 13 different pages. If you'd like to import one, you can do so via Play-Asia.

NPB eSports Series Splatoon 2 set to return in 2020

How about splat?

The NPB eSports Series Splatoon 2 is coming back in 2020. 12 teams of 4 players each will battle it out, with each team representing 12 Nippon Professional Baseball teams. The action kicks off sometime in late May 2020, and will wrap up in September after taking a break for the Olympics.

Nintendo advertises the 5th Splatoon Koshien event in Famitsu

Best of luck, kids and squids!

Nintendo is once again turning to Famitsu to spread the word on their next Splatoon Koshien event. This week's issue featured an advert for the 5th Splatoon Koshien tournament, which kicks off on Sept. 26th, 2019. As usual, the action is sure to be fast and furious!

RUMOR: A Splatoon collab might be heading to Fortnite

Could this really happen?

Chalk this up to things you've never expected. A Fortnite dataminer has been sifting through the game's most recent updates, and they've found something that might point to a Splatoon collaboration. The lines of code that are fueling the speculation can be found below.

-CID_TBD_Athena_Commando_M_SquidKid
-BID_TBD_SquidKid

Obviously Splatoon fans are going to see mention of 'SquidKid' and automatically think of Nintendo's series. That said, Epic might be using this as a name for countless other items in the game. It honestly would be pretty surprising to see Splatoon represented in Fortnite, but stranger things have happened!

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